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Old 12-23-2010, 12:47 AM   #1 
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Little tiny white clear worms??

I looked them up and apparently they are harmless.

I saw Sam eating something and thought nothing of it.. when I noticed them stuck to the glass and thought maybe some hair or fluff had gotten in the tank.

But then I noticed that theyre moving.

I think they are planaria?

Sam seems to enjoy eating them and everything Ive read says they are harmless. I recently switched to a cycled tank with gravel instead of pebbles. So naturally theres more bacteria and natural stuff happening in here, I can accept that.

As long as theyre really harmless then thats fine.

Is it okay for Sam to be eating these things and are they providing him with any nutrition?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #2 
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Yup, those are okay for Sam to eat but I doubt they would provide any nutrition. How big is your tank?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:51 PM   #3 
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Actually these may be camallanus worm larvae.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....399#post541399

which im asking about here at this thread.
These showed up around the same time the worm on Sam did, so Im worried its camallanus.

If these are just planaria and Sams had a big poop hanging from his butt for a day and thats all it is... ill be so happy.

Tank is 5 gallon
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #4 
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have them too. ugly and annoying but harmless. they are a sign of over feeding. difficult to avoid if you have a messy eater lol
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Neelie love your avatar!

Really but when Sam doesnt eat I immediately pick the uneaten food out!
How else do they crop up?
Decomposing plant matter perhaps?
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #6 
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Really but when Sam doesnt eat I immediately pick the uneaten food out!
How else do they crop up?
Decomposing plant matter perhaps?
thanks. its the closest i could find to what i look like

yeah any sort of natural decaying material. they are there to clean it up. they can cling onto plant or live in the gravel and feed from the tiniest grain of food etc... i couldnt get rid of them at all. sold my larger tank on though and now use 2.5g tank and the water changes keep them away. never had any in the small tanks with water changing.
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Eeeuuuwwww! I don't want to see pics of them! lol
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